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Dental Crown & Bridge – Milwaukee, WI

Rebuild Hurting Teeth & Smile Brighter

At Milwaukee Dental Implants, Dr. Barry Franzen is an expert at restorative dentistry procedures, especially as it pertains to dental crowns and bridges. A dental crown in Milwaukee is a tried and true solution to adding protection to an already weakened tooth, just as a dental bridge is great for replacing missing teeth. For decades, patients with severe decay and damage as well as those in need of tooth replacement have found success in the use of these restorations, which is why you can trust the expertise of Dr. Franzen and his team to provide, create, and place you in a new and improved smile. To learn more, contact us today to schedule your appointment.

What is a Dental Crown and How Do I Know I Need a Dental Crown?

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A dental crown is also known as a “cap,” and it is a custom-made prosthetic designed to fit over a decayed or damaged tooth. Crowns are an ideal solution if you have:

  • Severe decay
  • An injured or damaged tooth
  • Decay that cannot be fixed with a filling
  • A filling that has hindered the structure of the tooth
  • A tooth that previously received a root canal or dental implant

Dental crowns are a safe and effective restorative solution that has helped patients restore their smiles for decades. With proper care and maintenance, your crown can last close to 10 years.

What Are the Benefits to Crowns?

A dental crown

There is a multitude of benefits associated with dental crowns, including their ability to:

  • Provide ample protection to an already weakened tooth
  • Create a natural look and feel using materials that blend in with the rest of your smile
  • Last for years with proper care and maintenance
  • Restore functionality in your ability to eat, chew, and speak with confidence

What is a Dental Bridge and How Are They Placed?

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A dental bridge in Milwaukee is a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that attaches to one or both sides to teeth fitted with dental crowns. A fixed bridge is permanently joined onto the neighboring abutment teeth (crowned teeth) and consists of three basic units: the false tooth or teeth (called a pontic) and two abutment crowns. The style of bridge we suggest will depend upon the strength and health of the abutment teeth as well as the location of the gap in relation to the rest of your dentition.

If healthy adjacent abutment teeth aren't available, a surgically-implanted metal post, known as a dental implant, may offer a solid alternative. For a bridge that replaces many teeth, we may recommend a removable partial denture or implant-supported prosthesis. With the proper care, a fixed bridge may last at least 8 to 10 years.

What Are the Benefits of Bridges?

A mold of a dental bridge

Patients who prefer a less invasive restorative option can find there are many benefits to receiving a dental bridge, such as:

  • Improved appearance and increased confidence
  • A less invasive solution than a dental implant bridge
  • Providing a symmetrical appearance
  • Improving your oral health by reducing the risk of misalignment and shifting among natural teeth

If Dr. Franzen believes you would benefit from both dental crowns and a dental bridge, we will be happy to restore your smile with these useful restorations. By combining both procedures, we can replace your missing teeth and create a fully restored, complete arch that blends in beautifully with the rest of your smile.  

If you have questions about crown and bridgework or any other dental prosthetic, call our Milwaukee dental office. We will be happy to discuss the options and schedule your evaluation.